The Grant Officer contributes to the calling of the organization through supporting the enterprise fundraising goal of providing stable and diversified funding to support the organization’s growth. This position will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation prospects, as well as work closely and strategically with internal stakeholders to advance the organization’s strategic plan and ensure good stewardship of foundation relationships by all solicitors assigned to them.
Medical Teams Calling:
Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness to a hurting world.
- Identify prospective private and corporate foundations, develop an outreach strategy and timelines for each prospect and serve as a resource for sharing current foundation donor-centric best practices.
- Coordinate with assigned solicitors of foundation constituents to ensure good relationship management.
- Manage a personal portfolio of donor relationships, including cultivation and proposal development for prospects, as well as stewardship of current donors.
- Directly cultivate, solicit and steward select foundations with internal stakeholders, while building and maintaining an individual portfolio of assigned private foundations to support the team’s annual fundraising goal.
- Implement and maintain appropriate follow-up reporting and stewardship activities.
- Develop letters of intent and grant proposals to obtain funding from grant making organizations; primarily private and corporate foundations.
- Collaborate with grant colleagues to manage the grant queue to ensure good workload balance and best use of skills across the team.
- Collaborate with philanthropy colleagues to ensure proper handling of proposals, grants, and reports.
- Monitor proposal deadlines, manage proposal submissions, and ensure both activities and documents are captured in Dynamics 365 while maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
- Work with finance and compliance colleagues to secure appropriate approvals on proposal and report budgets.
- Monitor Daily Gift Report to ensure appropriate funding project/constituent designation.
- Establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the foundation sector, as well as other key communities that will result in funding for the short and long-term goals of the organization.
- Update and maintain the grants library of common proposals and legal documents.
- Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of Medical Teams’ international and U.S. based programs and participate in program meetings related to your grant focus area.
- Edit external narrative and financial reports as requested or needed.
- Support safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
- Attend local and regional meetings for the purpose of personal professional growth, team collaboration, and relational one-to-one engagement/cultivation of donors.
- When appropriate, incorporate the use of volunteers in daily job functions.
- Stay informed of organizational announcements, activities, and changes.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Marketing, Business, Nonprofit Management, English/Literature, or related field.
- Bachelor’s degree in field related to nonprofit administration or international development.
- Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in grant writing, foundations, and the nonprofit sector of fundraising.
- Technical and creative writing & editing experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Commitment to Medical Teams International Calling and Values.
- Understand Medical Teams’ organizational strategies and our role in the global health and humanitarian response sector.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, and attention to detail to produce quality products.
- Understanding of grant writing principles and methods for developing foundation relationships, locally and nationally.
- Able to qualify foundations as to their giving potential for supporting Medical Teams. Proactively contacts others, despite the risk of possible rejection.
- Ability to adapt easily to frequent change, varied work conditions and requirements, and to diverse individuals and groups; flexibility.
- Ability to respond to change with a positive attitude and willing to learn or figure out new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives. To understand the potential of short- or long-term benefits resulting from change.
- Ability to view situations from different perspectives and challenge fundamental assumptions about accepted ways of doing things.
- Manage prospect donor base systematically and efficiently to ensure fundraising potential is reached.
- Display continual organized drive in achieving goals, showing responsibility for self-governance, and self-management.
- Clearly demonstrate and apply computer/technology skills to enhance the fundraising process and maximize productivity.
- Excellent organization, time-management planning and administrative skills.
- Ability to work constructively under pressure.
- Professionally mature, strong judgement skills, Self-motivated, and takes responsibility for actions.
- Persistent: Maintain a “can-do” attitude and explore alternative solutions to meet client needs when challenges arise.
- Ability to engage others and build rapport, trust, and positive relationships by understanding others’ business and personal needs. Comfortably interacts with donors in social and recreational situations.
- Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize, and produce high quality results in a timely manner, working with a high degree of independence.
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, attention to detail to produce quality products.
- Ability to balance the needs and interests of various stakeholders and makes decisions involving competing goals, objectives, and alternatives. Prioritizes tasks and redirects work effort in response to changes in priorities.
- Know what it takes to support successful fundraising strategies.
- Must have the ability to consistently communicate professionally and effectively with all constituents, at all levels.
- Ability to network with internal and external stakeholders for the purposes of obtaining private and corporate funding.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
- Proficient with Microsoft 365, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Familiarity with Dynamics 365 or similar database.
- Moderately skilled with Skype, Outlook, Intranet, and Internet.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
- Requires frequent use of computer, including word processing, database programs; calculator, telephone, copier, and fax machine.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk on smooth and uneven surfaces; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, and arms.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.